Scientific Greenhouse Gardening - P. K. WillmottE. P. Publishing, 1982, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but, with the errata slip tipped in, pen corrections made to two items of the appendix.
Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “This comprehensive book is the essential reference work for the serious amateur greenhouse gardener. P. K. Willmott is the former head of the horticultural department at Askham Bryan College of Agriculture and Horticulture, and is now a horticultural consultant and writer. In 1981 he was awarded the M.B.E. for services to horticulture. He explains in layman’s language how the scientific principles of professional greenhouse management can be scaled down and adapted to amateur use. Contents include: Types of small greenhouse • Heating and ventilation • The greenhouse soil, seed and potting composts • Plant containers • Watering and irrigation • Pests and diseases • Vegetables under glass • Fruits under glass • Flowers under glass • Propagation • Fertilizers”